January 2014 New NIH Salary Cap for Grant Proposals

Money_IconNew Salary Cap as of Jan 2014- $181,500

NIH announced a new salary cap for Executive Level II. The salary cap was increased by 1 percent from $179,700 to $181,500.

link: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/salcap_summary.htm

A few questions received and answered by NIH:

Can we charge the new salary cap on…

1. Non-competing continuation awards (e.g. type 5) issued on January 12 and thereafter? Yes

2. Non-competing continuation awards (e.g. type 5) issued before January 12 but with budget start dates on or after January? Yes

3. New and/or competing continuation awards (e.g. types 1 and 2) issued on or after January 12? Yes

4. New and or competing continuation award (e.g. types 1 and 2) issued before January 12 but whose budget periods begin on or after January 12? Yes

A further clarification – if you had an award that began December 1, 2013, you could charge the new salary cap beginning January 12, 2014 on this award.  You can extrapolate this to other situations.

For awards that have already been issued, NIH will not be providing additional funds to support the new salary cap.  However, you may rebudget funds to accommodate the new salary cap.

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